Thursday, May 18, 2017

Fall 2017 Rally

Our September rally will be at Mayberry Campground in Mount Airy, NC. The dates are September 15-17 (Friday night through Sunday morning). Your hosts are the Phillips and the Buchanan’s.  Mayberry Campground is centrally located to Mayberry RFD (Mt. Airy), Pilot Mountain, and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Also close by is the world's largest open face granite quarry!  
A description of the Park can be found on their website:
Campground Reservations: Make your reservations directly with Mayberry Campground, at 336-789-6199before August 1.  Tell them you are with the Dogwood rally to get the special rally rate (also available for early arrivals and late departures).  A block of 15 sites has been reserved. A $30 deposit required for a reservation. 
The Mayberry Campground is located at 114 Bunker Road, Mt. Airy, NC 27030.  

From 77 North (Virginia Area):

Exit onto 74 East. Take Exit 11 Highway 601, at the end of the ramp take a right onto Highway 601.  Take the first left which is South McKinney Road.  Go approximately 1/8 mile, take the first left onto Rustic Village Trail. At the stop sign, go straight across into the campground parking lot. 

Rally fees for the weekend will be $15 per person ($30 for a coach with two adults) to include, dinner Friday night, full breakfast Saturday morning, and a continental breakfast Sunday morning.  Additional people in a coach will be $15. Other meals will be on your own at a wide variety of local restaurants or in your coach.  There will be no pot lucks, except that you may certainly bring a snack to Happy Hour if you like. Also, we will have a dessert social Saturday night. You can bring a dessert to share if you like.  
Please register with Pam Phillips as soon as possible, but no later than August 1.  You will find a registration form at the end of this article. 
Schedule (some items subject to change)
Friday, Sept. 15 
5:00 PM - Happy hour (bring an appetizer to share)
6:00 PM – Dinner (furnished)  BYO drinks, plates and utensils.  
Saturday, Sept. 16
8:30 AM -  Breakfast (furnished)  BYO drinks, plates and utensils.
Afternoon and evening – Lunch & dinner on your own. You can visit local wineries, tour the town of Mayberry and dine there too. Below is a sample of places to visit:
·        Leon's Burger Express
·        Andy Griffith Squad Car Tours
·        Andy Griffith Playhouse
·        Downtown Cinema
·        Opie's Candy Store
·        Andy's home place
·        Mt. Airy Tractor Toyland
·        Floyd's Barber Shop
·        Snappy Lunch
·        Old Mayberry Jail
·        Barney's CafĂ©
·        Bluebird Diner
·        Mt. Airy Museum
·        Andy Griffith Museum
·        Wally's Service Station
8:30 PM – Dessert Social  (BYO drinks & a dessert to share)
The rally masters will be there, but don’t worry if you’re having too much fun to come back to Mayberry Campground  – we’ll see you at breakfast.
Sunday, Sept. 17
8:30 AM – Continental breakfast.  BYO drinks, plates and utensils.  Short business meeting after breakfast, at the discretion of the  President.
Mayberry Rally
Sept. 15-17, 2017
Names _________________________________
___  Number of adults/children @ $15 each = $________
Total enclosed ………………………………. =$________
Make checks payable to Pam Phillips, and mail to:
Pam Phillips
P O Box 9843
Henrico, VA 23228
Cutoff date is August 1, but please confirm as soon as you can so we can get an accurate count for the campground.